Moorings: Portuguese Expansion and the Writing of Africa by Josiah Blackmore
Moorings: Portuguese Expansion and the Writing of Africa
Author: Josiah Blackmore
Title: Moorings: Portuguese Expansion and the Writing of Africa
ISBN10: 0816648328
ISBN13: 978-0816648320
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (December 8, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1578 kb
Size epub: 1305 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
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Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
In this first book to study Portuguese texts about Africa, Moorings brings an important but little-known body of European writings to bear on contemporary colonial thought. Images of Africa as monstrous, dangerous, and lush were created in early Portuguese imperial writings and dominated its representation in European literature. Moorings establishes these key works in their proper place: foundational to Western imperial discourse.